Published Dec 21, 2018Believe it or not, the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 has just been awarded to a parody song about sausage rolls.
Beating out the likes of Ariana Grande, Mark Ronson and Ava Max is YouTube star LadBaby, who was just crowned the Xmas No. 1 for his song "We Built This City... On Sausage Rolls," a parody of Starship's classic-rock anthem "We Built This City."
The festive upset comes at the hands of a U.K. blogger born Mark Hoyle, who has rose to internet fame as LadBaby.
"Thank you everybody in the U.K. who has got a sausage roll to the top," the Hertfordshire-based 31-year-old said of his winning song, which also serves a charity single for the Trussell Trust food bank.
"I don't think anyone really gave us a chance at the start of the week," LadBaby told the BBC today. "The public support has been absolutely unbelievable. It's mind-blowing, it really is — it's amazing."
Hoyle explained that the original goal of the song was simply "to make everyone laugh," but before long, LadBaby's version of "We Built This City" had nabbed 75,000 combined sales this week to finish 18,500 ahead of Ava Max's "Sweet But Psycho," which came in at No. 2. Grande's "thank u, next" then came in at No. 3, all proving that it really is hard to beat a sausage roll.
Down below, you can check out the winning song "We Built This City... On Sausage Rolls," as well as the classic Starship original.